Major League Record Book: Saves in a Season

From one antiquated stat to another- today we have the most saves in one major league season…

2006-2018
1 Chris Perez Staunton ’04 2012 39
2 Chris Perez Staunton ’04 2011 36
3 Chris Perez Staunton ’04 2013 25
4 Chris Perez Staunton ’04 2010 23
5 Tyler Thornburg Winchester ’08 2016 13
6 Will Harris Staunton ’03 2016 12
7 Chris Perez Staunton ’04 2008 7
8 Chris Devenski Woodstock ’11 2017 4
Justin Anderson Front Royal ’13 2018 4
10 David Carpenter Covington ’04 2014 3
11 Chris Perez Staunton ’04 2009 2
Will Harris Staunton ’03 2015 2
Will Harris Staunton ’03 2017 2
Chris Devenski Woodstock ’11 2018 2

Chris Perez crushes the rest of this list. In 2012, for the Cleveland Indians, Chris went 0-4, 3.59, with 39 saves, a 1.127 WHIP, 2.5 BB/9, and 9.2 K/9 in 57 2/3 innings pitched. He was an All-Star.

All-Time
1 Mike Williams Winchester ’89 2002 46
2 Roberto Hernandez Front Royal 1999 43
3 Chris Perez Staunton ’04 2012 39
4 Roberto Hernandez Front Royal 1993 38
Roberto Hernandez Front Royal 1996 38
6 Chris Perez Staunton ’04 2011 36
7 Chris Ray New Market ’01 2006 33
8 Roberto Hernandez Front Royal 1995 32
Roberto Hernandez Front Royal 2000 32
10 Roberto Hernandez Front Royal 1997 31
11 Brad Ziegler New Market ’00 2015 30
12 Al Holland Charlottesville 1984 29
13 Roberto Hernandez Front Royal 2001 28
Mike Williams Winchester ’89 2003 28
15 Roberto Hernandez Front Royal 1998 26
Roberto Hernandez Front Royal 2002 26
17 Al Holland Charlottesville 1983 25
Chris Perez Staunton ’04 2013 25
19 Mike Williams Winchester ’89 2000 24
20 Mike Williams Winchester ’89 1999 23
Chris Perez Staunton ’04 2010 23

In 2002, for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Mike Williams went 2-6, 2.93, with 46 saves, a 1.223 WHIP, 3.1 BB/9, and 6.3 K/9 in 61 1/3 innings pitched. Like Perez, he was an All-Star that year. Oddly, things kind of fell apart for Williams in 2003, and he was out of baseball after that.

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